Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Village Writers Marlene Kloack and Madelyn Young are two of the many club members who will entertain the audience with their readings at L'Audible Art, May 15.

Public Is Invited to Attend Village Writers L’Audible Art Presentation on May 15

Village Writers’ Club of Hot Springs Village will present its 20th annual L’Audible Art program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the auditorium of Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Club members will read short original works, including poems, essays, memoirs, short stories and excerpts from published books. The club members look forward to sharing their writing with their friends and neighbors. Complimentary wine, cheese, snacks and soft drinks will be served.

A number of club members will offer their books for sale before the program and during the intermission.

Village Writers’ Club includes writers at all levels of expertise, from beginning writers to published authors. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month, September through November and January through April. Guest speakers are often invited to present programs on topics related to writing and/or publishing.

For more information about L’Audible Art or about the Village Writers’ Club, contact 

Marlene Kloack at 501-915-0494, or visit the club’s website at

Writers' Colony Moondancer Fellowship Available
Applications Due May 31

2017 Moondancer Fellowship for writing about nature and the environment

The Moondancer Fellowship is awarded to an author writing in any genre who expresses their love of and concern for the environment through their writing. This fellowship provides for two weeks of free residency at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

     Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, wireless hook-up, uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.

     Final application date for entry to be postmarked is May 31, 2017. The recipient will be announced in early August. Fellowship applications must be accompanied by two letters of reference and a non-refundable $35 application fee.

     Residencies must be completed by June 31, 2018 [sic]. Fellows may elect to stay additional time at the rate of $525 a week.

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2017 Arkansas Writers' Conference Saturday June 3

Conference will take place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Little Rock. Check the AWC website for details about the program speakers and writing contests.  Members may carpool.  Contact Marlene if you are interested.

Whether you are a beginning or seasoned writer, your work will move faster

with questions answered, experienced editing, and marketing advice for the final product.


RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village
They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!